Super Fun, Old-Fashioned Games for Modern Kids

Remember when a friendly game of Kickball was all you needed to stay entertained for hours?  Or, how about stepping out on the front porch to swing the Hula Hoop around your hips?  Old-fashioned games are still so much fun…when we turn our video games off and put our smart phones away long enough to enjoy them.  Let’s get outside and show our kids how WE used to play!!

Old-fashioned game of hopscotch {photo credit}

Pull out the sidewalk chalk, draw a Hopscotch Board, grab a rock and get to hopping!

Potato Sack Race {photo credit}

You don’t have to have burlap potato sacks to enjoy a classic backyard Sack Race. Step into a pillowcase {as a substitution}, line up against your competitors and JUMP to the finish line!

Hula Hoop Fun the Old-Fashioned {photo credit}

What you lack in coordination you can make up while having a good time with a Hula Hoop. If it falls, pick it up and try again. And again. Have fun with it. Laugh at yourself! How long can you keep it up on your hips?



croquet game {photo credit}

Croquet is really taking it back to old school. Does anyone even play this anymore??  {except maybe the royal family??}  All the more reason to dust of the old mallets and teach our children to play.

There are bunches of old-fashioned games that we could introduce to our kids.

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About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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